Due to economic, legislative and technology issues, the global
automotive aftermarket will experience more change in the next 10 years
than it has in the past 50. Already, the landscape of the distribution
channel has shifted dramatically. In an effort to fulfill its mission
statement, and to be inclusive of all companies in the business of
wholesale distribution of performance, automotive, truck and SUV
accessories and equipment, the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA)
has announced that its Annual Conference will be made available in 2010
to more than just its members.
The PWA Conference is an exclusive opportunity for manufacturers and
warehouse distributors of specialty products to meet in a private,
professional environment to discuss sales and marketing policies and
programs. This is the time when the governing body gathers feedback
from attendees to meet its main objective of developing the best
possible understanding of all facets of the industry. By opening it up
to all distributors of automotive aftermarket parts, they will be able
to not only accomplish that goal more effectively, but provide better
business opportunities for all attendees.
Invitations will be given to any brick and mortar distributor that
stocks and redistributes performance, automotive, truck and SUV
accessories and equipment, including those selling via mail order or
the Internet. If the distributor is a SEMA member also serving as a
SEMA council member, attendance will be accepted. If not, the
prospective distributor must be sponsored by three PWA member
manufacturers. PWA will handle details of this requirement.
The 2010 PWA Conference is scheduled for Sept. 25-29, held annually at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.
For more information, visit www.pwa-par.org.